Is It Effective or Simply Good Branding?
Wondering if KetoFIRE ketone activator is worth it? Powered by chicken bone broth, natural caffeine, and a host of other healthy organic ingredients, this supplement from Ancient Nutrition claims to kickstart ketosis and help you lose weight fast.
But does it actually work?
We tried it out for ourselves to see how it affected our energy levels, workouts, and weight loss. This KetoFIRE review covers our experience with the dietary supplement, especially its claims about weight loss.
What is KetoFIRE?
If you’re on the lifestyle, then you know that the goal is to get your body into the state of ketosis. Basically, it’s when your body starts burning fat as a fuel source instead of glucose.
KetoFIRE is a ketone activator supplement that supposedly kickstarts this process and gets you into the fat-burning zone quickly without needing all of the mixing, blending, and waiting that a regular low-carb diet requires (who has an extra 20 minutes these days?).
The company claims that the ingredients provide benefits for energy, mental clarity, and joint support on top of giving you that extra umph during exercise you need to help lose weight.
But are the benefits from the product itself or just from the diet in general?
There are definitely some benefits to taking a product like this, but we wanted to find out if it actually was the secret weapon for weekend warriors and busy professionals that Ancient Nutrition claims.
What are the Ingredients?
You probably already know what BHB salts are, but let’s cover it quickly.
Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is one of the 3 chemicals your body produces while in the state. The chemical is the one your body can use the fastest, so it is usually the one chosen for fast-acting products. Taking exogenous ketones should help you achieve the state faster.
One thing that we like about the product is the ingredient list. Aside from BHBs, the list is full of foods that dieters love. A few of our favorites are:
Aside from these core ingredients, there are a ton of organic extras thrown in for good measure. The downside is that some of the ingredients (apple cider vinegar, fermented peppers, collagen peptides) make the pills hard to swallow.
One of the upsides of it being in pill form is that you can take it with any liquid you want. No mixing, blending, or extra time spent shopping. So, it’s good for busy people on the run.
Does KetoFIRE Actually Work?
If you’ve read other KetoFIRE reviews, you’ve probably heard most talking about amazing cognitive, weight loss, and energy benefits. Honestly, we didn’t really notice much of a difference.
We definitely noticed some slight differences in terms of energy, but we can’t say for sure if it was the supplement or just the jolt of caffeine from the coffee cherry extract. In general, a low-carb (or non-carb) supplement is going to help, but we aren’t sure if this is actually the secret weapon Ancient Nutrition bills it as.
For example, eating a healthy diet in general and drinking some bulletproof coffee (or regular coffee) before a workout probably delivers the same results.
It definitely IS NOT a miracle weight loss supplement. If you don’t diet and exercise on it, you won’t notice any difference. If you don’t mind the bitter taste and want a supplement that’s full of healthy ingredients and probably saves you some time, then KetoFIRE will do fine. In our opinion, we didn’t think it was worth it in the end.
VERDICT: KetoFIRE is OK, but not the secret weapon everyone says it is. You’re probably better off with a pre-workout energy shake and a healthy keto diet.
That being said, exogenous ketone supplements can still be a key part of a healthy low-carb lifestyle. Our favorite by far is Perfect Keto. Unlike KetoFIRE, Perfect Keto is instant CLEAN ketosis without the bitter taste.
We think other supplements rely on the caffeine too much to provide energy. Perfect Keto has 0 caffeine, 0 sugar, and 0 fillers.
The best part? The delicious coffee flavor. It comes in 3 flavors, each scientifically engineered to give you that instant punch without feeling like a punch to the gut (like most other supplements). It is so nutrient rich that it can also double as a meal replacement, so you get two times the benefits.